This vastly expanded edition, as of October 2014, includes an afterword, a detailed look at further financial improprieties committed by Mortenson, an analysis of his recent claims of innocence, and fresh evidence from new sources from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the US. Greg Mortenson has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and childrenas crusader, and heas been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is also not what he appears to be. As acclaimed author Jon Krakauer discovered, Mortenson has not only fabricated substantial parts of his bestselling books Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools, but has also misused millions of dollars donated by unsuspecting admirers like Krakauer himself. This is the tragic tale of good intentions gone very wrong. One hundred percent of Jon Krakauer's proceeds from the sale of Three Cups of Deceit will be donated to the qStop Girl Traffickingq project at the American Himalayan Foundation (www.himalayanfoundation.org/live/project/stopgirltrafficking). PRAISE FOR qTHREE CUPS OF DECEITq qThe truth matters. Jon Krakauer's takedown of Greg Mortenson's book qThree Cups of Teaq and the charitable foundation he built from it is devastating. It is not just the fascinating story of a huckster who took publishers, philanthropists, journalists, academics, and a gullible public for a ride, but a detailed trip into the slippery netherworld where what matters most is what sells, not what really happened.q aMark Bowden, author of qBlack Hawk Downq qPacked with interviews and anecdotes that undercut Mortenson's image as a cheerful do-gooder, Krakauer's account of good intentions gone horribly wrong is a stunning example of investigative journalism.q aPublishers Weekly aKrakauer forcefully claims that Mortenson improperly used his charityas funds and failed to build all the schools he says he did.a aElizabeth Taylor, Literary Editor, Chicago TribuneThis vastly expanded edition, as of October 2014, includes an afterword, a detailed look at further financial improprieties committed by Mortenson, an analysis of his recent claims of innocence, and fresh evidence from new sources from ...
|Title||:||Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way (EXPANDED AND UPDATED)|
|Publisher||:||Byliner Inc. - 2011-04-20|